You are here

Waco Hippodrome Theater

-A A +A
1914; 1929; 1986 rehabilitation, Bell, Klein and Hoffman. 724 Austin Ave.
  • (Photograph by Gerald Moorhead )

Built on land donated by Mrs. William Bruestadt, the theater hosted vaudeville, movies, and local shows and events. A fire in the projection booth in 1928 destroyed the front of the building. Under new ownership, the building was given a Spanish Revival facade, canopy, and marquee. The theater closed as a movie house in 1978 and reopened in 1986 as a live performance venue.

Writing Credits

Gerald Moorhead et al.


What's Nearby


Gerald Moorhead et al., "Waco Hippodrome Theater", [Waco, Texas], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Cover: Buildings of Texas

Buildings of Texas: Central, South, and Gulf Coast, Gerald Moorhead and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2013, 124-124.

If SAH Archipedia has been useful to you, please consider supporting it.

SAH Archipedia tells the story of the United States through its buildings, landscapes, and cities. This freely available resource empowers the public with authoritative knowledge that deepens their understanding and appreciation of the built environment. But the Society of Architectural Historians, which created SAH Archipedia with University of Virginia Press, needs your support to maintain the high-caliber research, writing, photography, cartography, editing, design, and programming that make SAH Archipedia a trusted online resource available to all who value the history of place, heritage tourism, and learning.